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Let’s Talk Race and Justice Playlist

As Racial Justice Week comes to a close, check out these engaging discussions with past guests, thought leaders and community members that encourage honest dialogue on injustices, anti-racism and diversity.

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The Intersection of Race & LGBTQI2SA+ Liberation | Celebrating Racial Justice Week

Quite often it is assumed that the LGBTQI2SA+ community is exempt from the discussion of systemic racism. Unfortunately, these assumptions could not be further from the truth. Racism and discrimination as it applies to LGBTQI2SA+ community is evident in access to health care, housing, and even social media platforms like dating websites.

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Trombone Shorty and Other Jazz Greats

A belated 'happy birthday' to Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, and a list of great jazz books from the Children's Room.

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#OwnVoices: Middle Grade Books of 2021

While it is important for young children to see themselves in pictures books, it is equally important for older children to relate to the characters in the books they read. Below you can find a list of #OwnVoices books released in 2021 and written by African American authors for older children.
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#OwnVoices: Picture Books of 2021

Each year  #OwnVoices authors and illustrators work to close the gap and insure that the black and brown community is equally represented in the literary world. Below you can find a list of picture books published in 2021 written and/or illustrated by African Americans.
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Great Books for Ages 3, 4, 5

"Night after night, Little Star took tiny nibble after tiny nibble of the Big Mooncake."--A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin Preschoolers are listening to longer books and asking LOTS of questions.  They are growing their independence along with their attention spans.  Bring your book lover to Richland Library and pick up one of these terrific titles today.  
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Great Books for Toddlers

"Monsters straight ahead!  Watch out for the yellow rubber ducky!"--Off to See the Sea by Nikki Grimes Toddlers are on the move, but they still love a good story.  They're learning new words every day and will ask to hear their favorite book again and again (and again).  Check out some of these toddler-tested titles to share with your mover and shaker.  
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Great Books for Babies

"You see a bustling city.  I see adventure ahead!"--You See, I See: In the City by Michelle Sinclair Colman Snuggled in your lap, babies love books with photographs, simple, bright illustrations, rhyming and the sound of your voice.  Find your little one's new favorite story from our list of books to share.  
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#OwnVoices: Children's Books Reflection of 2021

Missed out on 2021 book releases? Don't worry, you can find #OwnVoices books published in 2021 for both younger and older children here. I don't forget to look out for what's to come in 2022!

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Top Checkouts 2021: Films 🎬

Curious as to what your friends and neighbors were watching in 2021? Us too!  From animated films to superhero favorites, books-to-movies and beyond, library customers got their fill of films this year. 
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Top Checkouts 2021: Children's eBooks 📱

Curious as to what your friends' and neighbors' children were reading in 2021? Us too!  Long story, short. It was a good year to be a wimpy kid, a teen wizard, or Dog Man.  
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Top Checkouts 2021: Children's Audiobooks 🎧

Curious as to what your friends' and neighbors' children were listening to in 2021? Us too!  Long story, short. It was a good year to be a teen with magical powers. 
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Top Checkouts 2021: Children's Fiction 📚

Curious as to what your friends' and neighbors' children were reading or being read in 2021? Long story, short. It was a good year to be Mo Willems.  
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Top Checkouts of 2021

2021 ushered in a year of stellar new releases from old favorites, a barrage of debut authors, and lots of titles that broadened our bookshelves (and minds) and filled up our streaming queues. Here's a look at the top 10 books, movies, and songs by age group and format. 

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WORD Force

WORD Force - A Literacy Adventure for K-2 Students is an interactive digital learning course which takes students on an adventure thr

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In Memoriam: bell hooks

The inimitable scholar, poet, critic, and activist bell hooks passed away on December 15, 2021 at the age of 69.  Celebrate the life of this groundbreaking thinker with one of her many works -- hooks wrote for all ages on topics ranging from feminism and gender to race and politics.  

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COVID-19 Testing

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Feb 28 10:00 a.m.

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Feb 26 10:00 a.m.

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Feb 25 10:00 a.m.

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Feb 24 10:00 a.m.

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Feb 23 10:00 a.m.

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